Our sporting vision at Glynwood is to promote a balanced and healthy lifestyle, whereby the children can enjoy taking part in physical activity, inspire each other and explore a competitive element through a range of sports in an encouraging environment. This can be maintained and developed further through the use of the Sport Premium funding we receive.
Sport Premium is an allocation of funding to schools that must directly be used to improve the quality of sport and P.E. offered to children. The funding is expected to enhance a schools provision by developing or adding to P.E or sport activities, which schools already offer, as well as making improvements to help benefit pupils joining the school in future years. The premium enables a positive impact on progression and attainment in P.E lessons by all children. It is calculated by each school receiving a minimum of £8,000, plus £5 per pupil within the school. At Glynwood we receive around £8,644 per year.
How we have used the funding
We have used our funding to promote sport and enhance sporting provision for the children at Glynwood by continuing to invest in the ‘Platinum’ level SLA from the SSP (School Sports Partnership). This allows the school to access more online resources, coaching and training opportunities, as well as a fantastic range of competitions and cluster events throughout the borough.
Both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 have entered and attended a range of sporting competitions and tournaments throughout the year. The children have built confidence and shown a competitive spirit by taking part in the scheduled competitions. Through the increase of sport participation, the children are also showing fantastic sportsmanship at the event they attend. The Key Stage 2 children have a better understanding of the importance of personal competition as well as team competition.
Events attended include:
- KS1 and KS2 Indoor Athletics
- KS1 Multi-skills
- KS1 Football Tournament
- Year 5/6 Football League
- Hoops4Health (basketball)
- Change4Life Festival
- Dance Festival
- Gymnastics, Trampoline and Cheerleading Festival
- Athletics Festival
- Run for Fun at Saltwell Park
- Rowing Regatta
- Glynwood Games (Athletics)
As well as attending sports events, we can also add that we have experienced lots of success throughout the year. This includes being winners of the Year 5 and Year 6 Hoops4Health events. The Year 6 Girls
Football team won the Football League tournament. The Year 3 and Year 4 teams at the Glynwood Games both came first. A huge success! Well done to all involved.
A target throughout the year was to ensure that all of the children at Glynwood improved their fitness levels. We used some of the funding to have markings on our playgrounds so that children would be able to run their ‘Daily Mile’ even in poor weather conditions. The children’s times were tracked, during the year their times and fitness levels improved. The data was given as evidence to the ‘Healthy Schools’ Award and helped towards achieving the award for the school.
The school has also invested in schemes of work, which provide staff with lesson ideas.
Staff have received a term of weekly CPD in Key Stage 1 to develop their football teaching skills.
The school’s P.E. coordinator has also developed a deeper knowledge of sport and P.E. by attending a Level 6 P.E. specialism course which will ensure staff are teaching high quality P.E. lessons.
NUFC Coaching – Key Stage 1
(Children were identified as having potential in football and given advice and guidance on local football clubs as well as having an opportunity to train with NUFC).
Newcastle Eagles – Year 5 and Year 6
NUFC – Key Stage 2 (Year 5 and 6)
Our school continues to raise the profile of P.E. through high quality sporting experiences, whether through competition, purchasing of specialist equipment or coaching. We encourage our children to feel comfortable to take part in sporting experiences and that they may be inspired to take part in sport with local clubs/teams. Our overall goal is to ensure all children, at Glynwood, have a good level of fitness, an understanding of the importance of physical activity which then leads onto a happy and healthy lifestyle now and into the future.